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In association with Monster Energy, Reef and Lomography. A decade in existence, The Nixon Surf Challenge has grown from a casual get-together of befriended riders into an annual trip discovering new destinations. The event’s concept was first hatched over a decade ago and for many years was held in the Basque beach town of San Sebastian, Spain where Nixon, a handful of team riders, friends of the brand, photographers, and magazines would post up, hang out, and surf their faces off during this annual event. Fast forward a few years later and the Nixon Surf Challenge migrated to colder, lesser known surf spots in Lofoten (Norway), Iceland, Kamtchatka (Russia) and this year’s event landed the crew in Hainan, China (May 26 - 31, 2015), the beating heart of China’s rapidly expanding surf industry. After nearly a week of competition, it was Jonathan Gonzalez - the 34-year-old surfer from the Canary Islands - who was voted by his peers ‘Overall Winner’, more than 10 years after his first victory in San Sebastian. The win didn’t come easy. In humid, hot weather with temperatures often hitting the mid-30s, Mr. Consistent Marlon Lipke and Gony Zubizarreta were both also in contention throughout the five-day contest window, repeatedly demonstrating why they too continue to occupy positions at the very pinnacle of the European surf scene. The surfers, including adventurer Kepa Acero were kept on their toes throughout the event by high-energy young guns including aerial specialists William Aliotti and Gaspard Larsonneur. But when it came to ‘Best Trick’, it was the turn of another Frenchman, 2013 edition winner Vincent Duvignac, to blow the doors off with a flawlessly executed and grabbed 360 to revert. Over the years, we’ve explored some of the most remote and inhospitable surf spots on the planet. Not exactly easy to get to, Hainan will leave a lasting impression on everyone for different reasons, with its seemingly endless rows of empty beach-side skyscrapers - in some ways a bit like Hawaii and Miami, but with its own Chinese twist. With waves like that, and China’s ability to build the unthinkable, it’s going to be a place to watch in the future for sure. Find out more:

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NIXON | Ultratide | Conner Coffin

Welcome the Ultratide by Nixon powered by Surfline. Real time data, including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, water and air temperatures, Surfline rating, and custom surf alerts, all delivered to your wrist. It’s the world’s smartest surf watch. Now available in limited quantities. #nevernotknow Music: Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake “Brown Room" Water cinematography: Daren Crawford Drone cinematography: Tim McKenna


Nixon WTA - Jeremy flores

Nixon Winner Takes All - Round 2 Heat 10.

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It’s been a heck of a year for William Aliotti. Nicaragua, New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Russia, United Kingdom (and of course France), the young Caribbean surfer sure added a couple thousands miles to his Frequent Flyer card…Despite the variety of the destinations and the fair amount of time spent in the water, he still couldn’t resist the consistency of Bali’s waves. Here’s what he brought back as a souvenir. Edited by Ludovic Lassere (Falling Angel Prod) Music: "Welcome To The Jungle" - Young Tapz ft The Wyld

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The Nixon Surf Challenge 2014 in association with Monster Energy, Reef and Lomography headed to the Russian Far-East, with William Aliotti (FRA) edging out 2013’s winner Vincent Duvignac (FRA) in the shadow of Kamchatka’s volcanoes to be crowned Overall Winner of the week-long, peer-judged surf contest and adventure. With decent swell all week long and somewhat changeable weather conditions, the invited surfers charged hard in the 1-1.5m waves from the outset, despite frigid water temperatures only just about hovering above the 2 to 3 degree mark. Each of the surfers also had to battle some pretty heavy jetlag after touching down on the Russian peninsula – all par for the course when you fly to the Pacific coastline of the Motherland. After a distinctly foggy start to proceedings, Day 3 saw the sun finally come out, revealing the mind-blowing scenery for the first time and showcasing Kamchatka’s famous snow-capped volcanoes in all their glory. Despite spine-chillingly cold sessions in the line-up every day, the surfers were all motivated to surf for as long as possible. For eventual winner William Aliotti, the waves of Kamchatka couldn’t have been more of a contrast to his normal daily routine. Traveling the globe for the last six months surfing some of the world’s most tropical surf spots, William surprised everyone by taking to the cold water like it was nothing. As well as clinching the Overall title, the super-consistent 21-year-old goofy-footer from the Caribbean haven of Saint Martin also captured the Best Trick award after stomping just about every aerial trick in the book. Attending riders: William Aliotti, Kepa Acero, Vincent Duvignac, Jonathan Gonzalez, Marc Lacomare, Marlon Lipke, Eric Rebière, Benjamin Sanchis, Gony Zubizarreta Filming: Falling Angels Prod (Ludovic Lasserre) / Nixon Water filming: Yannock Loussouarn Editing: Nixon Musics: "Hopes" - Louis / "Im caving in" - Leopold and the Fiction

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